Breaking News: Georgia Tech and Paul Johnson Agree to Contract Extension

Seth HaynesContributor INovember 20, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Head coach Paul Johnson of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looks on against the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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CPJ will remain at Tech through at least 2016.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Paul Johnson has signed a one-year extension at Georgia Tech, meaning his contract with the Institute will now run through 2016.

What does this seemingly innocuous one-year deal mean to Tech fans?

Well, for starters it means Johnson has done a spectacular job at Tech, going 19-5 in his first two seasons.

Fans have noticed, attendance is up, and there is a certain fervor around the program that did not exist in the Chan Gailey era.

The Georgia Tech faithful are very anxious to have Johnson stick around; he is enjoying a level of success that the Yellow Jackets have not seen since the national championship run of 1990.

Also, this small extension should serve to ease any fears Tech fans may have about Johnson leaving at the end of the season for a position with a certain prestigious Catholic school.

While no monetary figures have been reported as of yet, there is no doubt that another win over nemesis Georgia and a trip to the ACC Championship Game will earn Paul a considerable bump in pay very soon. He is already the ACC's second highest paid coach, behind only Bobby Bowden of Florida State.

Basically, the today's one-year add-on is just Tech's way of saying they are committed to doing whatever it takes to keep their favorite coach around, no matter what the price tag may be.

Rest assured, Tech fans, Paul Johnson is at Tech to stay.

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